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Walters KOs Donaire in six

Walters KOs Donaire in six

By Rocky Morales at ringside Photos: Big Joe Miranda In a clash for the absolute WBA featherweight title, WBA regular featherweight champion Nicholas Walters ...

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Golovkin annihilates Rubio

Golovkin annihilates Rubio

By Rocky Morales at ringside Photos: Big Joe Miranda WBA/IBO middleweight champion Gennady "GGG" Golovkin (31-0, 28 KOs) added the WBC Interim middleweight belt ...

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Munguia surprises Ortega in Mexico City

Munguia surprises Ortega in Mexico City

Photos: Pablo Lozano Reyes WBO Latin welterweight champion Edgar "El Nene" Ortega (15-2, 10 KOs) was dethroned by veteran Pablo "El Sepulturero" Munguia ...

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Weights from Philadelphia

Weights from Philadelphia

Photos: Rich Graessle/Main Events Steve Cunningham 205 vs. Natu Visinia 278 Edner Cherry 132.5 vs. Osumanu Akaba 134.5 Tyrone Brunson 158 vs. Decarlo Perez 158 Victor ...

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Rubio can’t make weight, fight will go on

Rubio can't make weight, fight will go on

By Przemek Garczarczyk Photo: Naoki Fukuda Promoter Tom Loeffler has just announced that WBC interim middleweight champion Marco Antonio Rubio failed to make weight ...

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Walters KOs Donaire in six

Walters KOs Donaire in six

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Golovkin annihilates Rubio

Golovkin annihilates Rubio

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Munguia surprises Ortega in Mexico City

Munguia surprises Ortega in Mexico

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Weights from Philadelphia

Weights from Philadelphia

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Feature Story

Hopkins ready for Dawson

Photos: Big Joe Miranda

“I want the best Chad Dawson on Saturday night,” said WBC light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins, the oldest man to win a world boxing title. “He has to come out in character and not be the Dawson that he has been for many of his fights. The name doesn’t match the last three or four outcomes. When you have the name ‘Bad’ and you’re not Michael Jackson, you have to be able to own that. They call me ‘The Executioner’ for a reason.” For more details and photos click here…



October 12th, 2011



UFC

UFC returns to Toronto

Jones takes on Machida

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® returns to Toronto this December with an epic light heavyweight title fight pitting champion and rising superstar Jon “Bones” Jones against dynamic striker and former titleholder Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida. A mere eight months after holding its largest event ever in Toronto, UFC® 140: JONES vs. MACHIDA hits the Air Canada Centre on Saturday, Dec. 10. (more…)



October 12th, 2011

Boxing News

Holm-Mathis set for Dec. 2 in N.M.


Story & photos by Jose Leon Castillo

“This is our biggest female fight promotion since Holly fought Mary Jo Sanders,” promoter Lenny Fresquez said at today’s presser at Route 66, about the Dec. 2 showdown between Holly Holm and Anne Sophie Mathis. “Boxing has been slow this year so we wanted to give our fans a great show before the year ended. We are happy to present this event. It’s an eight-fight ‘pick-’em’ boxing card of hand-picked, carefully matched bouts featuring New Mexico talent … Click here for more



October 12th, 2011

Announcement

Sympathies for Jorge Marron

Fightnews.com would like to express its deepest condolences for Jorge Marron in the passing of his father, Ediberto Marron. Based out of San Diego, CA, Jorge Marron is best known as Don Chargin Promotions’ chief matchmaker but has worked with every major promotional company on southern California fight cards and throughout the United States. Most recently, along with Bobby D. Presents, Marron has revived the San Diego boxing scene by presenting fight cards on a regular basis. After battling cancer like a true champion, Ediberto Marron succumbed to the tragic disease earlier today. He was 79 years old. Services will be held on Wednesday, October 12th, California Memorial, 2200 Highland Ave., National City, CA, 91950, 4:00pm.



October 11th, 2011

Boxing News

Francisco Contreras Update

Last we saw, lightweight Francisco Contreras was being taken from a Las Vegas ring on a stretcher Friday night after being KO’d by unbeaten Sharif Bogere in a bout nationally televised by SHOWTIME. We have now received an update on his condition. “Francisco is fine,” said manager Cameron Dunkin via email. “All of his tests were negative and he was released from the hospital the same night he was admitted. He is back home in the Dominican Republic.”



October 11th, 2011

UFC

UFC updates

Jones and Machida Battle For The Light Heavyweight Title In Toronto – Tix This Week: 205-lb. champ Jon Jones returns to the Octagon to face former titleholder Lyoto Machida – plus, Minotauro Nogueira looks to avenge his 2008 loss when he takes on Frank Mir, and Tito Ortiz battles Rogerio Nogueira! UFC 140 Presented by TapouT – Saturday, Dec. 10 live at Air Canada Centre in Toronto – UFC Fight Club Presale starts Thursday at 10am ET

UFC 140 VIP Packages On Sale Thursday at 10am ET: Floor seats, meet & greets, backstage tours and more! Get the ultimate experience on December 10th in Toronto! Visit vip.ufc.com to purchase
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For more on the UFC, visit www.UFC.com 



October 11th, 2011

Boxing News

Hand injury KOs Avalos

A hand injury suffered during training camp has forced world-rated super bantamweight Chris Avalos (19-1, 15 KOs) to withdraw from his scheduled fight Saturday night in Panama. The 21-year-old Avalos, who is the WBO Inter-Continental champion, was slated to face Nehomar Cermeno at Roberto Duran Arena in Panama City. Avalos is rated among the top 12 contenders in all four major governing organizations (WBO #4, WBA #7, IBF #10 and WBC #12).



October 11th, 2011

Boxing News

Boxing back in Dallas

Former 5-time Texas Golden Gloves Champion Jose Orozco will be one of seven top prospects from the Dallas/Fort Worth area that are set to fight on the 4th Annual “FIGHT NIGHT AT QUIKTRIP PARK,” on October 14th in Grand Prairie, Texas. The 25-year-old Orozco, now 3-0 as a professional, will take on Austin’s Cedic Sheppard (pro debut) in a scheduled four-round welterweight contest.

Friday night’s event was originally scheduled for this past September 16th, but was rained out and postponed till this Friday night, October 14th. Fans holding tickets from the September 16th date can use the same tickets this Friday night. (more…)



October 11th, 2011

Boxing News

Perez, Velez opponents named

Opponents have been named for unbeaten lightweight Mike “El Artista” Perez and Jason “La Maravilla” Velez for this Friday on Telefutura’s Solo Boxeo telecast from the Coliseum Rafael G. Amalbert in Juncos, Puerto Rico. Perez (14-0-1, 8 KOs) faces dangerous power puncher Tyrone Harris (24-8, 16 KOs) in a 10-round bout, while world ranked and unbeaten junior featherweight Jason “La Maravilla” Velez (16-0, 12 KOs) will meet Jonathan Arias (16-5, 9 KOs) in the eight round TV opener.



October 11th, 2011

Boxing News

Latimore-Powell purse bid

An IBF purse bid was scheduled today for a jr middleweight eliminator between #3 DeAndre Latimore and #6 Sechew Powell, however no promoters bid on the fight. As a result, the purse bid was rescheduled for October 25. In the event there are again no bidders or the Latimore and Powell camps have not reached an agreement, the IBF will move on to the next two available contenders in the search for the mandatory challenger for IBF 154lb champion Cornelius Bundrage.



October 11th, 2011

Boxing News

Rosas-Cabrera officials

WBO president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel has announced the officials for the interim junior bantamweight title bout between Daniel Rosas against Jose Cabrera on Saturday at the Estadio Centenario at Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico. The referee will be Jose H. Rivera from Puerto Rico. The judges are Victor Salomon from Mexico, and from the United States, Levi Martinez and Joe Garcia. WBO Supervisor for this fight will be Rafael Lopez Santos. The WBO 115lb champion is Omar Narvaez, who will challenge WBO 118lb Nonito Donaire next October 22 in New York.



October 11th, 2011

Boxing News

Fight Club OC LIVE webcast

History will be made this Thursday and fight fans around the world will be able to view the excitement of Fight Club OC, as promoter Roy Englebrecht announced today that his Thursday, October 13th show will be broadcast LIVE on the internet and the broadcast will be FREE. Since moving his Battle In The Ballroom shows out of the Irvine Marriott at the end of 2010 after 25 years there, and moving to The Hangar and re-branding the shows as Fight Club OC, the buzz around the bi monthly shows has been enormous. The 1,400 seat Hangar features a 40′ video screen unheard of for club shows, as well as All Inclusive Luxury Suites, a Cigar Lounge, and a show production that takes fight show entertainment to another level. (more…)



October 11th, 2011

Boxing News

Kessler injured, fight postponed

Will meet WBO champ Stieglitz in early 2012

Former world champion Mikkel Kessler (44-2, 33 KOs) has sustained a hand injury in training, forcing him to postpone his hotly-anticipated November 5 clash with WBO Super-Middleweight Champion Robert Stieglitz (40-2, 23 KOs) to early 2012. The venue will remain Copenhagen´s PARKEN Stadium, and all tickets purchased will remain valid. The new date for the show, which will be co-promoted by Team Sauerland and SES boxing, will be confirmed as soon as possible. “This is a major disappointment for me,” Kessler said. “We’ve had a great preparation and I was in fantastic shape when I injured my right hand during a routine training session. The doctors advised me that it needs a rest and I can’t fight on November 5. I am very sorry to keep my fans waiting. The good news is that the injury should heal quickly after a little break. I will rest my hand and then get back to training to be fit for Stieglitz early next year.” (more…)



October 11th, 2011

Boxing News

TV deal for Nov 5 DKP card

Don King Productions announced an agreement today with WealthTV for a live telecast of a Nov. 5 world championship fight card featuring World Boxing Association titleholder Guillermo “El Felino” Jones (37-3-2, 29 KOs) taking on WBA No. 14-ranked cruiserweight Mike Marrone (20-3, 15 KOs) from Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla.

Promoter Don King said this is the first of what he hopes will be a number of telecasts on WealthTV.

“As the number of networks and telecast platforms across the technological spectrum has increased, I have been looking for new and inventive ways to bring my events to the masses,” King said. “WealthTV is the latest in a long line of outlets that have come to me seeking to expand audience and market share through world championship prizefights. (more…)



October 11th, 2011

Boxing News

Rodriguez back with Shields

Highly-rated super middleweight contender, Edwin Rodriguez (19-0, 14 KOs) has re-united with trainer Ronnie Shields, at Shields’ camp in Houston, TX, as the two are putting the finishing touches on an intense training camp in preparation for Rodriguez’ upcoming bout against fellow undefeated prospect, Will “Power” Rosinsky (14-0, 8 KOs). Rodriguez will square off against Rosinsky on the DiBella Entertainment nationally-televised ShoBox: The New Generation card from the beautiful MGM Grand at Foxwoods, on Friday, October 21st (Live on SHOWTIME, 11PM ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast). The bout against Rosinsky, the most important and toughest to date of the young Rodriguez career, will be his second with the top trainer Shields. Rodriguez-Rosinsky is scheduled for 10 rounds in the super middleweight division. (more…)



October 11th, 2011

Boxing News

Cayo returns Nov 6

Former world title challenger and IBF #8 jr welterweight rated Víctor “Mermelada” Cayo (29-2, 18 KOs) faces Nelson Sanchez (7-2, 3 KOs) in an eight-rounder on November 6 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. The fight will headline a card that will be streamed live on www.Youtube.com/live. The co-main event will feature a six-round featherweight match-up between undefeated Jenifel Vicente (21-0-2, 14 KOs) and Lucian Gonzalez (9-6-1, 1 KO). Also on the card will be WBC Youth Intercontinental featherweight beltholder Javier “El Abejon” Fortuna (16-0, 12 KOs) against Leopoldo “El Tiburon” Arrocha (10-16-2, 4 KOs) in a six-rounder, and lightweight Jorge “Catano” Maysonet Jr. (4-0, 3 KOs), son of former world title challenger Jorge Luis Maysonet, in a four-rounder vs TBA.



October 11th, 2011

Boxing News

Rojas wants Gonzalez next

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Sources say that the WBC featherweight champion in recess Elio Rojas of the Dominican Republic has declared himself ready to exercise his right to immediately fight current WBC featherweight champion Jhonny Gonzalez for his former title. Rojas right-hand problem is said to be corrected and came out of a recent tune-up bout with no problems. He is ready to leave the country in the next few days for a strong training camp in New York City because his manager Tony Tineo is already working on the Gonzalez fight, which would be held in Mexico or Las Vegas.



October 11th, 2011

Boxing News

Haye won’t renew boxing license

Former WBA heavyweight boxing champion David Haye has notified the BBBC that he will not renew his boxing license. BBBC secretary Robert Smith told BBC Radio 5 live that Haye informed him by email that “he is no longer wishing to renew his license.” Haye has steadfastly maintained that he wouldn’t fight past age 30 and his 31st birthday is Thursday, however he has not yet officially announced his retirement. Haye has been named as a possible opponent for Vitali Klitschko.



October 11th, 2011

Boxing News

New Faces: Dierry Jean

Photo: Team Jean

By Robert Coster

His fans in Montreal have no doubts about him: they believe rising boxer Dierry Jean has all it takes to be the next Haitian-Canadian to win a world title, following the footsteps of Joachim Alcine and Jean Pascal. The 29-year-old junior welterweight, unbeaten in 19 fights (with 13 KOs), is not one to disagree with that assessment. Getting ready to face tough, seasoned Francisco Lorenzo on October 20th in Montreal, Jean likes to mention that “In French, there is a saying: never two without three.” (more…)



October 11th, 2011

Feature Story

Q&A: Sakio Bika

Photo: Emily Harney

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former world title challenger Sakio Bika and says he is interested in fights with Kelly Pavlik and Bernard Hopkins. Sakio rates Joe Calzaghe as the best he has boxed and predicts that Andre Ward will defeat Carl Froch in SHOWTIME’s “Super Six” super middleweight tournament. Bika also says that IBF middleweight champion Daniel Geale will defeat Sergio Martinez when they clash and thanks his fans for their support. (more…)



October 11th, 2011

Boxing News

Hatton to debut as trainer

Photo: Mark Robinson/Hatton Promotions

Ricky Hatton will make a dramatic ring return next month – but instead of throwing leather he’ll be barking the orders. ‘The Hitman’ took out a trainers licence last month and the first fighter to team up with him is Blackpool welterweight hopeful Adam Little. Hatton will be in Little’s corner for the first time when his protégé boxes at Oldham Sports Centre on Saturday November 12 against a selected opponent.

Former two-weight world champion Hatton said: “This is the biggest buzz I have had since my fighting days. When I was going through my depression I would nip off to the pub, but I don’t want to now. I am looking forward to work every day and every evening I am sat up thinking what new things we can do in training.” (more…)



October 11th, 2011

Boxing News

Chad Dawson workout quotes

Photos: Gene Blevins – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions

Former world champion Chad Dawson poses with his assistant trainer and former world champion Winky Wright Monday during a media workout in preparation for Dawson’s world title challenge against WBC light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Saturday.

“We have a great game plan. I don’t see Bernard getting past it,” said Dawson. “I am excited for Saturday night. I have been waiting for this. I am ready to show the world I am still ‘Bad’ Chad Dawson. I don’t think this [Hopkins] is more of a challenge than Pascal. Pascal fell into Bernard Hopkins’ game plan. He fell right into it. Everyone knows Pascal is a four-round fighter. I was looking for a knockout victory against Pascal. He didn’t really beat me. I beat myself.” Click here for more comments…



October 11th, 2011

Boxing Result

Serie, Tobe victorious

By Joe Koizumi

WBC #8/WBA #8 Japanese super-bantam champ Masaaki Serie (20-4, 9 KOs), 121.5, kept his national belt as he badly dropped game challenger Hayato Hashimoto (12-2-1, 2 KOs), 121.5, twice in the second, battered him from all angles and finally halted him at 0:17 of the sixth round on Monday in Tokyo, Japan. Serie, making his fifth defense, displayed his tricky style to confuse Hashimoto, who made a good start by pinning the champ with a barrage of punches to the ropes in the opening session. The champ, in round two, nailed him to the ropes and exploded a wicked right, decking him to the canvas. Serie’s follow-up combo again floored him for another mandatory eight count. Since then, it became such a lopsided slaughter that the referee Uratani mercifully called a halt to save the loser from further punishment.

Undercard:

In only his third professional bout, unbeaten super-fly prospect Yohei Tobe (3-0, 2 KOs), 115.75, impressively defeated formerly two-time world challenger and ex-OPBF ruler Kohei Kono (25-7, 9 KOs), 115.75, by a unanimous decision (78-75, 77-75 and 77-76) over eight. The taller ex-amateur youngster, six years his junior at 24, utilized his faster footwork to avert Kono’s infighting tactics to score with solid uppercuts to the onrushing opponent. Tobe had dispatched Korean champ Jinki Jun in the first round of his pro debut last February, and finished ex-WBC two-time champ Wandee Singwancha in two quick rounds this June. Tobe is worth watching.

Promoter: B-Tight Promotions.



October 11th, 2011

Boxing News

Dream Team adds PR fighters

By Phil Doherty

There are two schools of thought regarding which Caribbean island nation produces the best boxers in the world. One group enthusiastically claims the answer lies obviously a mere ninety miles from Florida’s shores in Cuba. The other proudly responds that honor belongs to the US territory of Puerto Rico. However one looks at it, Dream Team Boxing Promotion’s high-profile signings this past weekend in Puerto Rico demonstrate a significant power shift for the upstart team. The Miami-based promotional powerhouse headed by Cuban-American promoters Carlos Rodriguez and Henry Rivalta started their dream with a core group of talented young Cuban prospects including heavyweight Luis “El Mercedes” Ortiz, Richard “El Tigre” Abril and Yoandris “El Niño” Salinas. Dream Team spread the wealth with subsequent acquisitions including Dominican-born world-ranked welterweight Ed “The Lion” Paredes and Carlos “Chocorroncito” Buitrago of Nicaragua. For more details and photos click here…



October 10th, 2011

Announcement

“Brawlin in Da Parish” this Friday

It's a heavyweight explosion down South!


Craig Taffaro (President of the Saint Bernard Parish) and Melissa Jurisich (the Director of the Sigur Center) purchase the first ticket for Friday’s “Brawlin in Da Parish” event from promoter Les Bonano. Bonano and The Fight Guys return to St. Bernard Parish at the Sigur Center in Chalmette, Louisiana this Friday with “Brawlin in Da Parish” featuring a heavyweight battle royale with the 6′ 5″ 270 pound-plus Bobby “Bo-Bo” O’Bannon (10-4, 10 KOs) going to war with the 6′ 7″ 265 pound-plus Raphael “The Cajun Connection” Pedro (20-9-1, 14 KOs) … (more…)



October 10th, 2011




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